Senior Investigator Profile

First NameIan
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProfessor of Respiratory Medicine
DepartmentNuffield Department of Medicine
Telephone01865 612897
InstitutionUniversity of Oxford
NHS TrustOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Region NameSouth Central
Primary Research FieldRespiratory Diseases
Secondary Research FieldImmunology - Allergy
BiographyIan D Pavord, MA DM FRCP FERS FMedSci is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Oxford University Hospitals. He is a Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall. He was a Consultant Physician from 1995 and Honorary Professor of Medicine from 2005 to 2013 at the Institute for Lung Health, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and has been an NIHR Senior Investigator since 2011 and was elected an inaugural Fellow of the European Respiratory Society in 2014 and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science in 2015. He trained at University College London and Westminster Hospital, graduating in 1984. As a postgraduate he has worked in Respiratory Medicine at all grades and was a Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine at Nottingham University and a Visiting Fellow at the Firestone Regional Chest and Allergy Unit, McMaster University, Canada. His research interests include the non-invasive assessment of airway inflammation in asthma, cough, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He has identified a number of clinically important phenotypes of inflammatory airway disease and has played a key role in the development of new phenotype specific treatments. Professor Pavord was joint Editor of Thorax 2010-15, an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2005-10 and former joint Chief Medical Officer for Asthma UK. He is the author of 350 publications including 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine and 11 in the Lancet; his H index is 71. He gave the Cournand Lecture at the 2004 European Respiratory Society (ERS) meeting, and won the 2016 ERS Gold Medal for his research in asthma. He is married to a Consultant Haematologist and has three children. He is a keen golfer with a handicap of 5.

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